Funding bodies seek to promote scientific research that has social or economic impact beyond academia, including in sport management. Knowledge translation in sport management remains largely implicit and is yet to be fully understood. This paper examines how knowledge translation in sport management can be conceptualized and fostered. The authors draw on a comparative analysis of co-produced research projects in Belgium and Australia in order to identify the strategic, cognitive, and logistic translation practices that researchers adopt, as well as enablers and constraints that affect knowledge translation. The findings show ways in which knowledge translation may be facilitated and supported, such as co-design, boundary spanning, adaptation of research products, and linkage and exchange activities. The findings reveal individual, organizational, and external constraints that need to be recognized and, where possible, managed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages43
JournalJournal of sport management
Early online date5 Mar 2019
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2019

    Research areas

  • research design, social inclusion, sport for development, youth sport, community sport

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